Friday, 8 January 2010

Unstuck

Had my first dissertation tutorial last night and, tentatively, it went well. Sarah Braddock Clarke was extremely nice and not at all scary despite her formidable credentials. We have agreed that the subject area should be 'felt and modern art' which gives me a great excuse to read lots of books and articles about modern felt artists, the art v.craft debate and track down all sorts of yummy felt things in museums and galleries. All I have to do now is refine the topic and find THE QUESTION (all!!!!) First port of call is amazon today and my reps. in the IFA ( Thanks Cathy for coming on board with help so quickly) then tomorrow (weather permitting) I am going to pop up to London and visit the Designer craftsmen exhibition in the Mall and the GSK exhibition at the Royal Academy.

I've sorted out the remaining problems with picking up the printing (thanks Jill) and the gallery and finished (well nearly) my pieces for the exhibition. The snow even gave me a chance to give a good background to the shot of my Geode. (my collection for this exhibition is called 'Soft Rocks' and explores the internal structure of Rocks).

So from being down and stuck I'm off the mark again and exploiting the snow- what a difference a day makes.

5 comments:

Heather said...

Well done - and I love the idea of Soft Rocks. The photo of your piece in the snow is stunning. I never plucked up the courage to do a degree course and now, reading of the experiences of others I think it might well have been beyond me. I admire the commitment made by students and wish you every success with your studies.

Susan D said...

Sarah Braddock Clarke was my tutor when I did Textiles with the OCA. I never met her in person as it was all done by post but she was a brilliant tutor. Good luck with the rest of your Degree.

dianehobbit said...

Really looking forward to see your work at Material Girls exhibition Diane (Aqua-8)

Gina said...

Sounds like everything went well. Love your snowy photo too. Enjoy the Designer Craftsman. I thought about going tomorrow but it looks as though I have another date with the heating engineer!

Miriam Weaver said...

Enjoy your trip tomorrow. The guild is canceled tomorrow can you guess why!